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How to Lock Assembly

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Hi Edgers,


I am looking for information how to lock the assembly against any modifications.

I know that in the File Properties there is a tab Status, but do not know which option is related to this?



I set Released to my Assembly and it is unable to modify - which is fine.

Can you tell me also how to un-release it to the previous situation?


thank you,




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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @arekkul


when a document has a released status, this would mean, that - with normal methods - there can not be changed anything.

You can revise it to a new revision number, You can copy it to a new document, etc., but You can not change anything within that file.


I have recommended the use of LifeCycle status for years now.

This was/is the easiset/fastet and cheapest method to prevent parts from changes, even by Yourself and by accident.



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Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

There is a freeware program StatusChanger available which will allow you to change the Solid Edge file status:


Note:  In order to make this tool work with ST10 you must also install the ST10 View & Markup package.


Note: This is *not* a Siemens PLM tool so use at your own risk/unsupported.